Useful Resources

Please note: The resources and links on this page have been sourced from publicly available information and they are provided to simply save you time. No guarantee as the the accuracy of the information or the bona fides of any of the organisations listed is given or implied — nor are any recommendations made.


Help for Australian industry, tax concessions, etc.

Austrade - Help for exporters

Australian Business Number (ABN)

Australian Business Register (ABR public)
Use the ABR public to apply for an ABN and register for GST. You can also register online for PAYG withholding and a business Tax File Number.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Australian Commercial Disputes Centre (ACDC)

Australian Company Number (ACN)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Alternative sources finance

Angels, business

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Australian Direct Marketing Association

Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC)

Australian Tax Office (ATO) main website.

Australian Tax Office Business Portal
The Business Portal your entry point to the Tax Office's online services for business.

Australian Tax Office Booklets & Publications
A very useful (very long) list of publications about dealing with the Tax Office


Bad debt prevention (credit checking services)

Bar Associations (legal)
Looking for a barrister

Business Activity Statement (BAS)
Australian Tax Office

Business For Sale Australia
Businesses for sale classified ads

EBC's industry specific Benchmarking Guides enable you to compare your performance and analyse the KPIs of your industry.

Business Entry Point
An online government resource providing business with a wide range of services and information about start-up, taxation, licensing and legislation, taxation compliance and licence applications.

Business Licence Information Service
The Business Licence Information Service (BLIS) can help you find state, local and federal government licences, permits, registrations and codes of practice.

Business Angels

Business names, registering

Business Planning Kit

Buying a business

Buying an established business
Helpful hints and tips


Capital, sources of

Cash flow projection sheets

Check list, for websites

Choosing a domain name

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Company name, registering

Contractors vs employees

Credit checking


Debt Collection, do-it-yourself

Department of Industry Tourism and resources

Domain names


Export Finance and Insurance Corporation

Export help - Austrade


Franchising Information

Franchising Code of Conduct

Franchising Council of Australia

Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)
A guide for employers


Goods & Services Tax (GST)
A guide for small business

Government & business directory
Use the Business Entry Point's directory to find contact details and links to Australian government and business organisations.


Home based businesses

Home Businesses and taxation
What you can claim


IP Australia
Intellectual Property, Trade marks


Law society in your state or territory
The Law Society in your state or territory can help you find a suitable lawyer.


Minding Your Own Business (MYOB)

MYOB Accredited trainers
A list of people who can help with MYOB

MYOB Manuals
Some excellent manuals to help you with your MYOB

MYOB - Which one should you buy
Helpful hints and tips


Names, business, registering

Names, domain, availability


Networking groups

National Names Index
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has an index of Australian corporate and registered business names. You can search the index when you choose a new business name, or to check details of another business.


Partnership Check List
Before you start a partnership check this list

Pay As You Go (PAYG)
Quick Guide to PAYG Withholding for Business

PAYG and contractors

Private investors

Projecting your cash flow


Record keeping
A basic paper record keeping system

Record Keeping Evaluation Tool
Find out what records your business should keep

Registering business names

Registering domain names
A simple guide

Registering a company

Registering for GST


Self assessment, taxation

Serviced offices
(Yellow Pages® link)

Shelf companies

Sheriff’s Offices

Simplified Tax System (STS)
Is it for you? A tool to help you decide.

Small Business Consulting Service (Vic only)

Sole trader
application to register for

Solicitors/lawyers, choosing
Law Society

A brief guide to super and business

Superannuation Guarantee

SWOT analysis


Tax Basics for Small Business
Downloadable booklet available

Tax File Number (TFN)

Tax invoices


Trust structures

Trade marks databases
IP Australia manages a number of databases that you can search for details of trade marks, including words and images, owner details, and goods and services claimed.

Transaction Manager
Transaction Manager is an online tool that can help you find, manage and complete your government forms, applications and payments.


Venture Capitalists


Tips for creating a successful website

Withholding tax - (PAYG)

Women in business


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